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Gas prices continue to rise in Miami area

Gas prices are still much lower than this time last year, but the trend is ticking upward.
Gas prices are still much lower than this time last year, but the trend is ticking upward.

Miami-area gas prices continue to rise, increasing 1.5 cents in the past week to average $2.19, according to a survey by fuel monitor GasBuddy.com.

Even with the increase, gas prices in South Florida are more than 45 cents lower than the same day a year ago. But the trend is evident: Prices are nearly 7 cents higher than a month ago.

Nationally, the average price at the pump is $2.14 a gallon, rising 2.4 cents over the past week.

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